Heavy metal. Yep, it's hardcore, down and dirty and classical violinist Rachel Barton Pine absolutely LOVES it. As she puts it, "metal grabs you by the throat, hits you in the gut, tears you down, lifts you up, and makes you feel ALIVE."
She's even in her own metal band. (They're playing in Chicago and Milwaukee this weekend)
Check out Rachel's blog for Decibel Magazine's website on The Top Five Most Metal Pieces of Classical Music. Works by Bartok, Stravinsky, Mahler and even Beethoven crack her Top Five.
Our own Julie Amacher will have more on Rachel Barton Pine in the days to come, and probably not so heavy on the metal.